Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What to do when the neighbors tear down your fence.



Somedays you come home from work, and someone has torn down your fence.  

And it is lying in pieces in the neighbors' yard.




Your first thought is "What the &@^#??"
Then, it's "Oh Em Gee...DL spent so much time matching those pickets. He is gonna kill somebody!"

The next day, you come home to see this:







Which isn't bad, but it's not as cute as DL's pickets. 

So I trooped my booty over to the neighbors' yard, and I picked up all my pickets and I brought them home, where they rested against the garden wall for a year. 
(I will admit, I thought about stabbing the neighbors with them because THEY DID NOT ASK TO TAKE MY FENCE DOWN!!)






I cut the bottom ends off the pickets with the chop saw and then scrubbed them down because the barn and fence paint leaves a powdery finish.  After I scrubbed them down, I cut a stencil on my Silhouette and painted words like it was a sign pointing to a destination!






The next day, I gave the pickets a coat of MMS wax and they are ready to go!!

Partying at Share your Cup!

15 comments:

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

some neighbor. not even a convo?

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I would have flipped out if a neighbor pulled out our fence without discussing it with us! Are you still talking to them? At least they left you the pieces, right? Cute sign!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh!!!!! i would like to stab them with the pickets for you.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How to turn a torn down fence into adorable signs! Great Job!

Rose L said...

I cannot imagine someone doing that without even asking first! Where I live fences are known as "good neighbor" fences and they cannot just take one down without permission. If one should blow down, usually the cost to repair.redo is split between the neighbors. Apparently they are not very good neighbors or even very considerate. You can use the lovely pickets in so many other ways and hope you do!

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Kirby I am surprised they could do that legally. Was the picket on their property line is that why they could tear it down without talking to you first? Wow! Love the picket signs.
Kris

reFresh reStyle said...

Well, the nerve of your neighbor! Love what you did with the pickets!
Debbie

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Well that stinks! But you sure made lemonade out of those lemons. :-)
xo Heidi

Diva Kreszl said...

Not sure where you live but in our town this could only happen if the fence was on their side of the property line instead of ours, we have a leeway that must be adhered to. It would have been nice if they had told you their plans ahead of time ....

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Were you maybe on their property line? Even if, they should have told you! My neighbor trims my burning bush because it grows over HIS driveway that is really supposed to be a shared driveway. Love your new sign....good came out of it!!

Andrea said...

I love those pickets! How dare they? Did you make one that says "dirty rotten fence takers downers"?

Dharma said...

I'm shocked you didn't affix a sign saying "Hell NO, I won't GO" to the top of one of those and stomp around doing a little picketing of your own :) Way to make lemonade, girlfriend.

Marie Blackburn said...

Holy crap Kirby! Did you make a directional arrow picket pointing to the neighbor's house with the word A__holes painted on it? Just say'n.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Well that's just wrong! I see many signs in your future.

Bliss said...

Do your neighbors balls drag on the ground, cuz he must have a big pair to take down someone else's fence.

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